Taking Stock—Making Employees Owners; As Award or by Purchase; Shows Commitment & Belief; Risk Less An Issue;

How bout employees being stockholders?

Will foster commitment, focus, and financial purpose;

As Stockholders Not easy to give workers part of the company;

Culture of ownership, you can minimize employee turnover;

Motivates your staff to work harder for those interested in ownership.

They want to feel that they are contributing to something.

Can minimize employee turnover and motivate staff to work harder.

Everyone is pulling in the same direction;

Would give equity to employees in something they built.

Epic CA Water Shortfall Forthcoming; Stand by for Water Rationing; Lakes Powell & Mead Are Shrinking; Proposed Cut Goes to 35% from 15%;

Enough water is not enough;

CA must have lot of water & people;

Water is NOT being conserved in CA;

Preservation levels remained lower than 15 % target;

More water is being used;

Increased consumption of water is increasing since March 2020;

Reservoir levels are low; Shifts in water cycles;

Water districts want to cut consumption by 35%;

Water, Water, And less we are to have;

Drought proposal about to be announced (in May);

Mother Nature is reminding us that drought is forthcoming;

Lock ‘Em Up! The Futility of Incarceration; Too Many People Over Sentenced; Need to Go To The Cause of Crime; Consider a National Policy on Imprisonment; Half of Sentences Are for Drugs;

Is a prisoner’s life over when jailed?

Are we locking up too many people?

For one — Stop imprisoning people just for drug use;

What happens in prison determines prisoner integration into society;

Prison Authority determines who can be rehabbed and who should be confined.

Use of imprisonment time to give prisoners options & opportunities;

Ongoing need to decarcerate and end the era of mass incarceration;

Ensuring that decarceration efforts center racial justice as a goal

Promoting voting rights for all regardless of conviction history.

No Longer Need For Union; Amazon Workers Don’t Want Unionization; Instead Should Be Offered to Own Stock In Amazon;

No Union yet;

Amazon workers do not seem ready to organize;

Amazon Workers Reject Union;

Employees at Staten Island facility voted against unionization;

Consider making workers owners of Amazon stock;

Set up a system or process to offer employees Amazon stock;

Being owners would take away need to bargain for benefits,

Stock and Stock options available 90 days after hiring;

Includes key career positions that have responsibility;

Workers become part of Team; Not opposing force.

Would be revolution in corporate ownership.

No Home? What Do We Do? Can a Working Plan to Get Homeless People Into Housing Work? Matching Real Needs With Community Resources & Recovery;

Homeless do not like group housing.

Or Homeless have low appetite for group shelters.

Loss of privacy causes resistance to living on the street;

In spite of that -Only 30% would accept housing as part of recovery.

Clearing public spaces is major challenge for Homeless Services Authority

Putting people in rooms in a private hotel seems ideal.

LA City has come to rely heavily on group shelters.

City seeks to lure people off the streets to enforce revised camping ban, A Municipal Code

Most people want housing, but they also want space to call them own.

An onslaught of living compromises.

Streets are not camp grounds but what is?

Get Your Head Set On Straight; Multisensory Enhancements on Metaverse Enable Users to Do Things With Sets as Avatars; Even Do Work & Buy Stuff;

Metaverse seems to be here?

But where & how exactly is it?

Like what becomes of Facebook?

Already experience enhanced forms of VR on the Metaverse;

Such as existing internet-based games incorporate a type of VR;

Virtual reality (VR) headsets enable users to do things;

Such as work, meet with friends, shop, & play games as digital avatars.

Hope to connect people everywhere;

Many corporations intend to be at forefront of pioneering leap into Metaverse;

Metaverse could be where much of our globalized economy ends up existing;

Still not sure if a lot of people still do NOT know what is going on with Metaverse

Pass On The Salt; Drought Buster Too Costly–Desalination of Ocean Water Solution Not Cost Effective; Plus Damages Marine Coastal Environment & Raises Water Bills;

Managing water resources may be focus.

Not desalination or other means of extracting water from the air;

California continues to seek to confront water supply issues.

Governor & Activists advocate desalination; BUT

Water district oppose the proposed desalination actions

Would seriously damage the marine coastal environment.

To produce the costliest water of any source available

Also raise water bills for residents and businesses;

Cost of salt removal process is too much for now.

Back to basics of water management;

Think water conservation every day.

GETTING BATTERY-ED ABOUT—Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Dominant in China Vehicles & Now At Tesla; Safety, Longevity, & Cost Makes LFP Batteries More Attainable;

Eureka– we have a battery that really works;

Half of vehicles produced globally were built with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries;

Increasingly popular lithium-ion battery chemistry tends to be safer & less expensive—

LFP became the dominant chemistry for batteries produced for Chinese EVs;

Made out of iron & phosphorus, both of which are more abundant & less expensive

LFP battery packs can cost less than $90 per kw;

Trade-offs include lower energy density, meaning lower range,

Had so far limited its use in EVs.

First was to produce an EV Battery with performance

Then cost reduction and supply.

It’s Been 100 Years—Finally Molokai Stream Water Is Back; Being Restored to Five Molokai Streams; Producing the Recharging of Ground Water & Restoring of Spring Flows;

Molokai in the middle of a chain is an Island in Time.

And Water is the life source for all

So a stream of restored water source is almost miraculous.

Water has been restored to five streams on Molokai;

After more than a century was almost fully diverted & often dry;

Molokai leadership & influencers finally said enough is enough.

No longer could just sit & watch this precious water being thrown away.

Flow standards set for the waterways that were often dry for almost a century.

Commission expects the restored stream flows will have dramatic benefits;

Change Your Understanding of Climate Change? Industry Analyst Suggests “No need to Be Alarmed”; Says Climate Change is Just Nature in Action Over Thousands of Years;

Things are a-changing?

Or Are They really? Academic says only as nature has done in past.

Mother Nature will change regardless of what we do;

So –Suggests eliminating Earth Day– for one thing.

Note – Ice shelves falling into the ocean in the Antarctic or Arctic seas are part of a natural cycle–

Part of a problem or cycle that is tens of thousands of years old;

Climate temperature data shows that the Earth is in a cooling cycle;

Act like it never ever really happened as to be the mode.

Per some environmental extremist claims- New York City should be underwater today.

Venice should be gone.

Live it Up; You Can Extend Your Life Span But It Takes Work Every Day; It’s a Mindset; A Way of Thinking & Acting; Can it be Done?

Getting older means you gotta get bolder;

It all a matter of your mental or mind set.

How do you do that?

You develop your own longevity mindset;

Adopt these 7 steps or means to accomplish an approach;

It’s about sleep, exercise, & basically taking care of your self.

Your attitude will prevail so think it out.

Stay active and move.

Examine and assess the seven basic areas:

1. Beliefs.
2. Media diet.
3. Community.
4. Sleep habits.
5. Your diet.
6. Exercise habits.
7. Mindset.

Wake Up & Listen Now. It’s All About Listening Leadership; Getting the Opposing Ideas on the Table; Taking the Sting Out of of Inconvenient Truths or Ideas We Don’t Want to Hear.

Another stupid idea or brilliant solution?

Got to listen to find out.

Even if it causes anxiety and even more conflict.

Need to embrace inconvenient truths that could help;

Better to learn this valuable lesson sooner rather than later.

Opportunity for learning & growth hides in perspectives we  don’t want to hear.

The perspectives that confuse, infuriate, and challenge us;

Ask yourself what learning and growth are you missing out on by ignoring inconvenient truths;

Ask people to share what’s missing in the solutions

Crime Stoppers–Why Do People Commit Crimes? Does Fear of Punishment Deter Crime? Most Violent Crimes Are Spur of the Moment; Neurochemicals Trigger Impulse;

Why commit a crime?

Planned or Impulse?

Multiple psychological, neurological, social, and personal reasons;

Substances brain releases to trigger body activity & hormones influencing criminal behavior.

Such a brain function could lead to greater risk-taking in life

Some criminals do not fear punishment as much as others;

Biological, psychological, social, and economic reasons to commit crimes;

Some consider a life of crime better than a regular job.

Retribution means punishment for crimes against society;

Depriving criminals of their freedom is a way of making them pay a debt to society.

Sacrificed For What?–Another Dead Race Horse; Gamblers & Greed Owners Gain; Look at the Causes of Death; 36 Race Horses Put Down at Major Tracks In March & April 20 2022

Horses are still dying on major race tracks

And being exploited basically for money;

Between 700 and 800 racehorses are injured & die every year,

National average of about two breakdowns for every 1,000 starts.

Industry not about to stop racing young horses.

Public & horse advocates consider banning the so called sport of horse racing;

May be the end of an era and an industry in present form.

Nearly 10 horses died every week at American racetracks in 2018.

And It still goes on. No end in sight

Experiential Appreciation Effective Pathway to Meaning in Life. Find the 3 Factors–Coherent Life Style, Goal Oriented, & Life Matters. The Beauty of Nature is Great Start;

What’s it all about, Alfy?

The meaning & purpose of Life?

What are we to do?

Maybe it all boils down to three factors:

1) gaining the feeling that one’s life is coherent and “makes sense,”

2) Take possession of clear and satisfying long-term goals

3) Belief that one’s life matters in the grand scheme of things.

Psychologists call these three things coherence, purpose & existential mattering.

Appreciate the Beauty if Nature Around Us Every day;

People managed stress by focusing on their appreciation for life’s beauty;

Now Chill Out & just be calm

Tell Me A True Story; Help Me See The Future; Narratives End Up As Our Truths: So We Have to Seek to Prepare For the Future; A Narrative is a Story about Something.

Tell me a story– and seek to make it the truth.

Use a narrative and tell me what it does.

Narratives have carved the paths of history;

Our narratives also bring out the best in us.

For decades now, people have been destabilizing the world,

We hav failed to imagine the consequences of our actions on our societies & our biosphere;

Global solutions begin with the right story or narrative;

Narratives shape our perceptions, form our realities & influence our choice.

Literature about narratives makes it clear that we think, act, & communicate in terms of narratives,

End up being the truths, or the ideas we accept as truths,

Being Kind May Be a Personality Trait; Maybe an Heroic Action; Or Could be Perceived as Weakness or Intrusion; Challenge for Strangers; Offer a Seat or Help;

Giving someone a helping hand with out being asked or thanked

Not always well received or understood.

Random acts of kindness could be a guide to life.

People tend to be cautious about offering to do something kind for a stranger.

Kindness assessed by asking people how often they carry out a list of kind acts.

Offering a seat on the bus to a woman sometimes manifests fear of embarrassment or rejection

In the US, the use of social media was more often given as a barrier to kindness.

Biggest factor associated with kindness wasn’t age or income, but personality;

Another finding which might shed light on our reticence to act;

Food Insecurity Threatens The Globe; Pricing, Shortages Causing Unrest in Low Income Countries; Now in China; Wants to be Self-Sufficient; U.S. Be Vulnerable Also? Food Prices Up In All Countries;

Are we going loose people to starvation? Starve to death?

Is Food insecurity really the biggest threat to World population?

Food & water may become the source of the economic survival of a given country;

Food shortage& security could be downfall countries?

Even Russia?

Need for a Global Food plan & doctrine backed by all countries;

Adopt technology & food production planning;

Mobilize food resources from every source, country, & expert;

Higher food prices can lead to social unrest in low-income countries;

Food accounts for a much larger share of spending.in all countries;

“Getting Old Sucks”—BUT It Does NOT Have To; Trick is to Develop Positive View of Age-ing; Counter View Fostered By Media; Find Ways to Go Positive; Need Vision

Getting Old is a Bitch

You don’t want to do it.

People & the Media have created a self fulfilling prophecy about aging;

Need for new ways of thinking & acting to break the Age Code

See Book – Break the Age Code–

People with positive view of aging are outliving those with negative;

What we do –Don’t ask to find how it was –just Google it

You are as old as you think you are,

There are silent & deadly ways about ageism operating in our society;

Unions Do Not Look Right For Brew; Starbucks Seeks to Fend Off Unionization; Schultz is Back; People & Cafes are Focus; Not Stock Price; Howard Ain,t No Coward;

What if Starbuck’s employees owned the coffee company?

Could start a trend to gain worker commitment & motivation;

Starbucks with Howard Back & Leading going for buybacks.

Starbucks faces rising costs, unionization, & China slowdown

Focus is on Using Buybacks to stabilize stocks;

Decisions are NOT made on Stock Price

Question is: Can Howard turn things around?

Stunned, Tasered, Or Bullet-ed?–Must Police Shoot to Kill When Confronted? Could Use Stun Gun or Taser Instead of Bullets Impede Suspect? Appears Police Are Using Real Guns in Right Situations.

Stunning experience or was it a Taser?

Both are being used by city police departments

U.S. police departments overwhelmingly rely on Tasers

94% of police agencies now using this type of stun gun,

Not all officers carry them in departments that own them

Tasers are commonly used by police around the nation as a “non-lethal” weapon to stop confrontation.

Some people think stun guns and Tasers are one and the same.
But really different weapons.

To be used in two very different kinds of situations.

Main difference is the proximity at which they work.

Well, I’ll Be Droned—Deliveries to Your Door by Drone Are Coming : Drones May Be Future of Logistics; UPS With No Driver & No Truck;

We are droned if we do —

Or droned even if we don’t (ask);

The Future of Drones & use of drone technology & drones for delivery is inevitable.

Multiple industries will leverage drone technology to bring innovation to their business areas;

Includes Surveillance, research, and last-mile delivery,

E-commerce giants have been in research, development, & filing patents in drone technology ;

The core focus is to continue to be invested in this space;

Stay focused on bringing down cost of operations;

Own drone rather than car?

Howl in the Night; Idaho State’s Action to Kill Wolves Based on Misconceptions & the Politics of Hunters vs Environmentalists; Groups Over Reacted to Elk & Cattle Deaths by Wolves;

It’s open season on shooting Grey wolves in Idaho.

But some misconceptions about the problem were wrong.

An aggressive new law allows people to hunt or trap as many as they can.

So keeping Grey Wolf Population Under Control Goes Political in Idaho;

Hunters & Citizenry being told Wolves eating Cattle and valued Elk.

An aggressive new law allows people to hunt or trap as many as they can.

Actual wolf population increase had not occurred . Killing campaign not needed.

Fewer Young Race Horses Being Put Down in 2021 – SOOOO– Industry Still Ok With Age, Deaths, & Use of Drugs; Age of Young Horses Not of Concern to Vets, Officials, & Owners;

Young horses keep dying & people keep making money.

Equine Death Rate at tracks continues Decline in 2021;

But only a slight decline in fatality rate from 2020;

Industry powers claim 98% of Racing without a fatality:

3 & 4 year old horses are most vulnerable to injury & death;

Probably will never stop. Are horse racing betters aware of situation?

The Horse Racing industry has to either stop racing young horses or shut down.

Use of technology such as artificial intelligence and more restrictions being advanced.

Help—We Are Melting!! And We Can’t Stop It; Time Not Man Causing Natural Climate Change; Cycles Come & Go; So Stop Whole Thing from All The Politics, Do Good-er Activism, & Doom Gloom;

Some say Climate Change is really not such a big problem.

But yet the ice melts & temps go up

Seems that Climate will change regardless of what we do

Size, volume & complexity of its inner and outer workings & systems is beyond what .humans can impact.

Those who say no climate change

Operate on timelines that last thousands of years.

Climate temperature data shows that the Earth is in a cooling cycle;

Actually Earth is in warming cycle in the last 100 years;